Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith gives Thanksgiving message
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued a message for the Thanksgiving holiday encouraging Mississippians to remain optimistic throughout the pandemic.
Hyde-Smith asks the public to “recommit ourselves to giving thanks to God for the blessing we enjoy, even through the sadness and hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.”
In her message, the senator also says difficulties should not mean abandoning the meaning of Thanksgiving and offers appreciation for military servicemembers, veterans, law enforcement, first responders and health workers. “This year, the Thanksgiving holiday will undoubtedly look different for most of us. Our tables may be less crowded—with friends and family face-timing rather than enjoying a meal with us, which isn’t quite the same. COVID-19 may require that we approach this uniquely American holiday differently this year, but it doesn’t mean abandoning the core meaning of Thanksgiving. Let’s acknowledge the many blessings we have been afforded and renew the promise to give back to our communities. No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I hope it is filled with plenty of food, football, and loved ones, whether virtually or in-person.”
Senator Hyde-Smith asks all Mississippians to be safe and to have a happy Thanksgiving.